Hornby Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of Strait of Georgia, E of Denman Island, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°31'24''N, 124°39'51''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/10
Related Maps: 92F

Origin Notes and History:

Decision on 92F/7. Previously adopted in 18th Report, 1924; and also July 10, 1923 on OBF 0784 on 92F.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Named after Rear-Admiral Phipps Hornby, RN, Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Station, 1847-51.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.